December Message from Executive Officer, Rusty Appleton

It’s not only “the most wonderful time of the year” it’s also the busiest. Everyone is navigating a sea of holiday events, shopping, and family get-togethers all while trying to make plans for our businesses in 2019.

Here at COHBA, we are looking forward to this week’s 75th Anniversary Celebration where we will inaugurate Denise Patterson as the new COHBA President for 2019. It will be a great opportunity to celebrate where we’ve been and where we are going. We are honored that NAHB’s National Chairman, Randy Noel will be in attendance. We hope you will celebrate with us!

Also this week, we will be hosting children from the Cavett Kids Foundation for our annual Christmas celebration at Incredible Pizza. If you’re not familiar with this event, you need to be. Every year, our charitable foundation pays for presents for severely ill children and their families. We host a party for the children where they get to have fun, open gifts, and even visit with Santa Claus! It’s one of the single best things we do here at COHBA, and I encourage anyone who wants to participate to attend. A special thank you goes to Laurie Matthews for spearheading this event every year. We absolutely couldn’t do this without her.  And for more information on Cavett Kids, click this link.

We have so many great programs and initiatives here at COHBA, and I hope you find something that you can get involved in. As we move into our 76th year representing the homebuilding industry, it’s going to take a renewed focus on member involvement to continue our success. As always, thank you for allowing me to serve as your Executive Officer.